Brown Hair Algae: How To Manage Them?

Brown Hair Algae

Hair algae in general are prolific species. With the right conditions, they will grow and rapidly multiply. I personally experienced the hair algae’s fertile behavior after I came back from a month-long vacation. Before I left the house, my 20-gallon tank was aesthetically beautiful with the splendid greenery of live aquatic plants. But when I … Read more

How to Clean Fish Tank Gravel?

How to Clean Fish Tank Gravel

Cleaning your fish tank gravel is an important part of aquarium maintenance. All the fish waste, uneaten food, and dirt that falls to the bottom of the substrate aren’t going to disappear by themselves! That’s why you need to remove it manually or with a gravel vacuum. And to help you know the right way … Read more

What Is kH in Aquarium? How to Stabilize it?

What Is kH in Aquarium

Monitoring physical and chemical parameters is part of tank maintenance. Aquarium geeks, like me, tend to do this everyday as we would like to give the best environment for our fish. Yesterday, when I measured the acidity and alkalinity of my tank water by reading the pH level, I noticed that it slightly went up. … Read more

Do Fish Have Brains? How Do They Function?

Do Fish Have Brains

Perhaps you’ve one day wondered whether fish, especially the small ones we tend to buy for our aquariums, have brains since they’re so small and seemingly simple-minded. In this article, we’ll take a look at the anatomy of fish to see if they have brains, and, if so, what their functions are. Fish do have … Read more

How to Get Rid of Algae in the Fish Tank?

How to Get Rid of Algae in the Fish Tank

Good lighting and the right nutrient level. These are some of the conditions needed, not just for our fish, but also for algae to grow. This is why your tank bed and the wall are sometimes overgrown with small moss-like plants. The growth of algae in a fish tank is inevitable. As long as there … Read more

How Does a Sponge Filter Work? (Benefits & How To Use)

sponge filter

With their water-absorbing capabilities, sponges are often used as a cleaning tool or as a part of our hygiene kit. Originally, they were derived from sea sponges. But with commercialization, natural raw materials are now replaced with synthetics. The availability of synthetic sponges allows it for a wide range of applications, like a kitchen sponge … Read more

High Aquarium pH: Causes, Symptoms, & Cures

High Aquarium pH

What makes pH such a vital factor in the aquarium hobby? If you want your fish to thrive, recreating their natural environment is essential. That’s where maintaining the optimal pH level comes in. Unfortunately, many first-time aquarists face difficulties when it comes to controlling water parameters. If you’ve been battling a rising pH range in … Read more